fear, reverence, awe, veneration(noun)
a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
"the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"
a reverent mental attitude
an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
reverence, fear, revere, venerate(verb)
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
"Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In the highest sense, to revere or reverence is to hold in mingled love and honor with something of sacred fear, as for that which while lovely is sublimely exalted and brings upon us by contrast a sense of our unworthiness or inferiority; to revere is a wholly spiritual act; to reverence is often, tho not necessarily, to give outward expression to the reverential feeling; we revere or reverence the divine majesty. Revere is a stronger word than reverence or venerate. To venerate is to hold in exalted honor without fear, and is applied to objects less removed from ourselves than those we revere, being said especially of aged persons, of places or objects having sacred associations, and of abstractions; we venerate an aged pastor, the dust of heroes or martyrs, lofty virtue or self-sacrifice, or some great cause, as that of civil or religious liberty; we do not venerate God, but revere or reverence him. We adore with a humble yet free outflowing of soul. Compare VENERATION.
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How to use reverence in a sentence?
Preston's reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for Mexican Anthem.
Above all things, reverence yourself.
The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence, the President shouldn't use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.
Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched.
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- urramacht, urraimIrish
- יִראַת כָּבוֹדHebrew
- reverência, deferênciaPortuguese
- почитание, благоговение, преподобиеRussian
- страхопоштовање, strahopoštovanjeSerbo-Croatian
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